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Old 19th December 2020, 21:03
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Default US MX250 build

I wanted to update and recap my MX250 build. Im a teacher at a local Career and Technical high school, and Ive been using it as a project for the students to work on. Unfortunately, it was in quarantine for over 6 months during the shutdown. Thankfully, we are back working on it!



I found this beat up but solid 92 for $500. It was the perfect donor since it had light body damage in the front and rear. The story goes, the owner was following his wife and rear ended her causing her to hit the car in front of her. Needless to say, they got divorce shortly afterwards. 😉



At the Center being brought back to life...



On the frame straightener



In primer
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Old 19th December 2020, 21:36
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This is the present state the the build. Just fit the wheels to make sure of fitament.



15x8 fronts & 15x9 rears
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Old 19th December 2020, 22:15
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looking good!
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Old 20th December 2020, 11:49
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Great project for your students. Wish I was back in college:-)
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Old 13th January 2021, 22:30
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Default Update 1-13-21

Back in the Auto shop...

Time for some new coil overs...

https://www.yonaka.com/Suspension_Ma...p/ymtc2006.htm







Hopefully, body will get mounted next week!
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Old 19th March 2021, 19:40
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Default Update 3/19/21

Progress...



Front hood hinges, took a bit of fiddling with, but beginning to come together.



Just not a true sports car without front hinges



Neat hood locks from Amazon



We have color!
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Looking good! What shade of red is that?
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Looking good! What shade of red is that?
It's final color will be Dodge/Ram pick up Red. With the price of paint today, I got a gallon for free. I wanted Alfa Red, but at $150 a quart, free is better!
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Is there any other mx250s in the states? This will be super rare over there i imagine. Looking forward to the updates!
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Is there any other mx250s in the states? This will be super rare over there i imagine. Looking forward to the updates!
I believe 1 of 2 MX250's in the States, I think there's another 2 SWB 250's over here before Ferrari ruined our fun. I also have a Tribute D type...
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Default Rear section bonded

A small update:

Rear body section is fully bonded to the chassis. Good, bad or indifferent, it will NEVER come off!



Seem between fiberglass and chassis



Fingers cut to allow better fitment



Fiberglass resin and cloth to fill the seem



I'm really digging this view
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